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away from the particular neighborhood that we're focused on. we'll keep working as one team, federal, state, and local, to try to slow and limit the spread of the virus. i do want to be veryically, though. our public health experts do not expect to see the kind of widespread outbreaks of zika here that we've seen in brazil or in puerto rico. the kind of mosquitos that are most likely to carry zika are limited to certain regions of our country. but we cannot be complacent because we do expect to see more zika cases. and even though the symptoms for most people are mild, many may never even know that they have it, we've seen that the complications for pregnant women and their babies can be severe. so i, again, want to encourage every american to learn what they can do to help stop zika by going to in addition, congress needs to do its job. fighting zika costs money. helping puerto rico deal with its zika crisis costs money.
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research into new vaccines-- and by the way, n.i.h. just announced the first clinical trials in humans -- that costs money. and that's why my administration proposed an urgent request for more funding back in february. not only did the republican-led congress not pass our request. they worked to cut it. and then they left for summer recess without passing any new funds for the fight against zika. meanwhile, our experts at the n.i.h. and c.d.c., the folks on the front lines, have been doing their best making do by moving funds from other areas but now the money we need to fight zika is rapidly running out. the situation is getting critical. for instance, without sufficient funding, n.i.h. clinical trials and the possibilities of a vaccine, which is well within reach, could be delayed. so this is not the time for politics. more than 40 u.s. service members have now contracted zika overseas. in 50 u.s. states, we know of
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more than 1800 cases of zika connected to travel to infected areas, and that includes nearly 500 pregnant women. zika is now present in almost every part of puerto rico, and now we have the first local transmission in florida, and there will certainly be more. and, meanwhile, congress is on a summer recess. a lot of folks talk about protecting americanss from threats. well, zika is a serious threat to americanss, especially babies, right now. so once again, i want to urge the american people to call their members of congress and tell them to do their job. deal with this threat, help protect the american people from zika. with that, i'm going to take some questions. i'm going to start with someone who just assumed the second most powerful office in the land, jeff mason. ( laughter ) the new correspondents association president. also from reuters. jeff. >> thank you.
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hardly powerful. and happy birthday. >> thank you very much. >> as islamic state loses territory, you and other officials have said that it is becoming a more traditional terrorist group. are you satisfied that the united states and its allies have shifted to strategies sufficiently to address that change? and secondly, given your comment this week about donald trump's volatility and lack of fitness to be president, are you concerned that he will be receiving security briefings about isis and other sensitive national security issues? >> i'm never satisfied with our response because if you're satisfied, that means the problem is solved and it's not. so we just spent a couple of hours meeting with my top national security folks to look at what more can be done. it is absolutely necessary for us to defeat isil in iraq and
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syria. it is not sufficient, but it is necessary. because so long as they have those bases, they can use their propaganda to suggest that somehow there's still some caliphate being born, and that can insigneuate itself then in the minds of folks who may be willing to travel their or carry out terrorist attacks. it's also destabilizing for countries in the region at a time when the region's already unstable. so i am pleased with the progress that we've made on the ground in iraq and syria. we're far from freeing mosul and raqqa, but what we've shown is that when it comes to conventional fights, isil can be beaten with partners on the ground, so long as they've got the support from coalition forces that we've been
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providing. in the meantime, though, you're seeing isil carry out external terrorist acts, and they've learned something. they've adapted from al qaeda which at a much more centralized operation and tried to plan very elaborate attacks. and what isil has figured out is if they can convince a hand full of people or even one person to carry out an attack on a subway or at a parade or, you know, some other public venue and kill scores of people, as opposed to thousands of people, it still creates the kinds of fear and concern that elvates their profile. so in some ways, rooting out these networks for smaller,
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less-complicated attacks is tougher because it doesn't require as many resources on their part or preparation. but it does mean that we've got to do even more to generate the intelligence and to work with our partners in order to degrade those networks. and the fact is, is that those networks will probably sustain themselves even after isil is defeated in raqqa and mosul. but what we've learned from our efforts to defeat al qaeda is that if we stay on it, our intelligence gets better. and we adapt as well, and eventually, we will dismantle these networks, also. this is part of the reason why, however, it is so important for us to keep our eye on the ball and not panic, not succumb to
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fear because isil can't defeat the united states of america or our nato partners. we can defeat ourselves, though, if we make bad decisions. and we have to understand that as painful and as tragic as these attacks are, that we are going to keep on grinding away, preventing them wherever we can, using a whole government effort to knock down their propaganda, to disrupt their networks, to take their key operatives off the battlefield, and that eventually, we will-- we will win. but if we-- if we start making bad decisions, indiscriminately killing civilians, for example, in some of these areas,
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instituting offensive religious testses on who can enter the country, those kinds of strategies can end up backfiring, because in order for us to ultimately win this fight, we cannot frame this as a clash of civilizations between the west and islam. it that plays exactly into the hands of isil and the proversions-- perverse interpretations of islam that they're putting forward. s as far as mr. trump, we are going to go by the law, which is that-- both tradition and the law-- that if somebody is the nominee, the republican nominee for president, they need to get security briefings so that if they were to win, they are not
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starting from scratch in terms of being prepared for this office. and i'm not going to go into the details of the nature of the security briefings that both candidates receive. what i will say is that they have been told these are classified briefings, and if they want to be president, they've got to start acting like president, and that means being able to receive these briefings, and not spread them around. >> reporter: are you worried about that? >> well, i think i've said enough on that. mary bruce. >> thank you, mr. president. what is your response to critics who say the $400 million in cash that you sent to iran was a ransom payment? was it really simply a pure coincidence that, a payment that was held up for almost four decades was suddenly sent at the exact same time the american
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prisoners were released? and can you assure the american people none of that money went to support terrorism? >> okay, it's been interesting to watch this story surface. some of you may recall we announced these payments in january, many months ago. there wasn't a secret. we announced them to all of you. josh did a briefing on them. this wasn't some nefarious deal. and at the time, we explained that iran had pressed a claim before an international tribunal about them recovering money of theirs that we had frozen that, as a consequence of its working its way through the international tribunal, it was the assessment of our lawyerses that we were now at a point where there was significant litigation risk, and we could
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end up costing ourselves billions of dollars. it was their advice and suggestion that we settle. and that's what these payments represent. and it wasn't a secret. we-- we were completely open with everybody about it, and it's interesting to me how suddenly this became a story again. that's point number one. point number two, we do not pay ransom for hostages. we've got a number of americans being held all around the world. and i meet with their familieses, and it is heartbreaking. and we have stood up an entire section of interagency experts who devote all their time to working with these families to get these americans out. but those families know that we have a policy that we don't pay ransom. and the notion that we would
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somehow start now in this high-profile way and announce it to the world, even as we're looking into the faces of other hostage families-- familieses whose loved ones are being held hostage and say to them that we don't pay ransom, deifies logic. so that's point number two. we do not pay ransom. we didn't here and we won't in the future, precisely because if we did, then we would start encouraging americans to be targeted, much in the same way that some countries that do pay ransom end up having a lot more of their citizens being taken by various groups. point number three, is that the timing of this was, in fact, dictated by the-- by the fact that as a consequence of us negotiating around the nuclear
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deal, we actually had diplomatic negotiations and conversations with iran for the first time in several decades. so the issue is not so much that it was a coincidence as it is that we were able to have a direct discussion. john kerry could meet with the foreign minister, which meant that our ability to clear accounts on a number of different issues at the same time converged. and it was important for us to take advantage of that opportunity, both to deal with this litigation risk that had been raised. it was important for us to make sure that we finished the job on the iran nuclear deal. and since we were in a conversation with them, it was important for us to be able to push them hard in getting these americanss out. and let me make a final point on this. it's now been well over a year since the agreement with iran to
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stop its nuclear program was signed. and by all accounts, it has worked exactly the way we said it was going to work. you will recall that there were all these horror stories about how iran was going to cheat, and this wasn't going to work, and iran was going to get $150 billion to finance terrorism, and all these kinds of scenarios, and none of them have come to pass. and it's not just the assessment of our intelligence community. it's the assessment of the israeli military and intelligence community, the country that was most opposed to this deal that acknowledges this has been a game changer and that iran has abided by the deal, and that they no longer have the sort of short-term breakout capacity that would allow them to develop nuclear weapons.
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so what i'm interested in is, if there's some news to be made, why not have some of these folks who were predicting disaster say, "you know what? this thing actually worked." now, that would be a shock. that would be impressive. if some of these folks who had said the sky is falling suddenly said, "you know what? we were wrong, and we are glad that iran no longer has the capacity to break out in short term and develop a nuclear weapon. but, of course, that wasn't going to happen. instead, what we have is the manufacturing of outrage and a story that we disclosed in january. and the only bit of news that is relevant on this is the fact that we paid cash, which brings me to my last point. the reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining
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sanctions, and we do not have a banking relationship with iran, that we couldn't send them a check. and we could not wire the money. and it is not at all clear to me why it is that cash as opposed to a check or a wire transfer has made this into a news story. maybe because it kind of feels like some spy novel or, you know, some, you know, crime novel because cash was exchanged. the reason cash was exchanged is because we don't have a banking relationship with iran, which is precisely part of the pressure that we were able to apply to them so what they would ship a whole bunch of nuclear material out and close down a bunch of
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facilities that, as i remember, two years ago, three years ago, five years ago, was people's top freer and priority, that we make sure iran doesn't have puerto rico out nuclear capacity. this worked. josh letterman. >> thank you, mr. president. repeatedly now, donald trump has said that this election will be rigged against him, challenging really the core foundation of our democratic system. can you promise the american people that this election will be conducted in a fair way? and are you worried that comments like his could erode the public's faith in the outcome of the election? and if he does win, given that you've just declared him unfit, what will you say to the american people? >> well, at the end of the day, it's the american people's decision. i have one vote. i have the same vote you do. i have the the same vote that
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all of the voters who are eligible all across the country have. i have offered my opinion, but ultimately it's the american people's decision to make collectively. and if somebody wins the election and they are president, and then my constitutional responsibility is to peacefully transfer power to that individual and do everything i can to help them succeed. it is-- i don't even know where to start on answering this question. of course the electioning will not be rigged. what does that mean? the federal government doesn't run the election process. states and cities and communities all across the country, they are the ones who set up the voting systems and the voting booths, and if mr. trump is suggesting that
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there is a conspiracy theory that is being propagated across the country, including in places like texas, where typically it's not democrats who are in charge of voting booths, that's ridiculous. that doesn't make any sense, and i don't think anybody would take that seriously. now, we do take seriously, as we always do, our responsibilities to monitor ask preserve the integrity of the voting process. if we see signs that a voting machine or system is vulnerable to hacking, then we inform those local authorities who are running the elections that they need to be careful. if we see jurisdictionses that are violating federal laws in terms of equal access and aren't
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providing ramps for disabled voters or are discriminating in some fashion or are otherwise violating civil rights laws, then the justice department will come in and take care of that. but this will be an election like every other election. and, you know, i'm-- i think all of us at some points in our lives have played sports or maybe just played in a-- in a school yard or a sandbox, and sometimes folks if they lose they start complaining that they got cheated. but i've never heard of somebody complaining about being cheated before the game was over. or before the score's even tallied. so my suggestion would be, you know, go out there and try to win the election. if mr. trump is up 10 or 15
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poants on election day and ends up losing, then, you know, maybe he can raise some questions. that doesn't seem to be the case at the moment. barbara starr. >> thank you, mr. president. on the question of isis expansion that you've been talking about, because you see them expanding around the world, because you see them trying to inspire attacks, what is your current level of concern about the homeland? you talked about the protection measures-- >> we've been listening to president obama at the pentagon there taking questions at a news conference after meeting today with national security top officials and assistants and so forth. he touched on the fight against isis, the $400 million payment to iran. he defended the iran nuclear deal. and he addressed a question about donald trump saying that the election is rigged, calling that ridiculous. there will be much more coverage of the president's news
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conference. it will continue on some of our cbs stations. others will return now to local programming. and we, of course, will have the very latest tonight on the cbs evening news. until then, i'm maurice dubois, cbs news, in new york. a philadelphia sheriff's deputy is critically injured in an elevator accident at philadelphia's criminal justice center. authority are now trying to figure out what went wrong. the accident made such a loud boom noise some of the building initially feared it was a bomb. good evening, i'm ukee washington. i'm's judge tasha brown in for guess contact "eyewitness news", reporter joe holden is live at cjc with how this all unfold today, joe. >> reporter: natasha, ukee, beginning. hundreds of people were forced out of the criminal justice center a and there was confusion and fear about what
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had happened, there was a major mechanical problem, with the elevators, in that building. two people were hurt, including a sergeant, with the sheriff's department who was right now under going surgery. chaos at cjc, hundreds of people stream out for what is first described as an emergency incident. >> you are in the elevator and you hear a loud boom. >> we were on the 11th floor and we heard a loud boom. >> my supervisor was coming inside this office and she was like let's go, we have to leave. it was the elevator. >> reporter: moments he willer cbs-3 left a hearing on the 11th floor on the criminal justice center. it was clear something was wrong as we tried to enter when an attorney outside the building. >> let's go. >> reporter: shore time late are beverly smith, records clerk is wheeled out on a stretcher, she talked with cbs-3. ma'am, are you okay? what happened? >> i don't know, something, exploded inside of the elevator. >> reporter: investigators say
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a dozen floors above beverly smith's elevator a mechanical failure occurred in the second elevator. sergeant paulaens with the sheriff's department was in that car. we're told for an unknown reason elevator raced up from the 11th floor, and then broke through the shaft ceiling. we caught up with sheriff joe williams outside hahnemann university on his way to visit sergeant owens. >> he is in pretty bad shape. several broken bones in his back and he is on his way to surgery. >> reporter: startling moments thursday morning with no clear answers, as to what went wrong. >> i was in the basement. so i don't think it went anywhere. then it just fell down on top of the elevator and exploded. >> reporter: what happened? >> i have no idea. >> reporter: and now the state department of labor and industry is the lead on this investigation. they had inspectors looking at these elevators and they are trying to determine along with other inspectors how this all
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happen. coming up at 6:00 latest on when these elevators were inspect and if they have passed, i'll see new 30 minutes for that part of the story. live from center city, joe holden for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> see you again soon, thank you very much. a new trial date has been set for monsignor william lynn just two days after he was released from prison. former philadelphia catholic church official served nearly three years behind bars, and stemming from a child endangerment conviction in 2012. it has twice been overturn. the six five-year old will be retried on may 1st, 017, over his alleged handling of the priest abuse complaints. lynn's defense attorney says that his client was only following orders. >> when the cardinal said move a priest, designated parish, lynn would handle the paperwork, okay. that is what he did. he would accommodate the cardinal's decision, period. >> trial is expect to last about a week. repeated philadelphia mob boss joey merlino has been
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indicted in connection with alleged organized crime activities. merlino was arrested this morning in florida, 45 other defendants, were also named in the indictment for their alleged rolls in the racketeering conspiracy over the last six years. authorities say that mafia families operated in new york, pennsylvania, massachusetts and florida. >> we're able to arrest 46 members of numerous crime families, again vees, and gambino, et cetera, they were involved in traditional loan sharking, sports gambling, casino style clubs, credit card fraud, health care fraud, and firearms tracking, trafficking and arson. >> john gotti, junior the 22-year old grandson of the infamous mob boss was also arrested and charged in this sweep. six individual, including two with ties to our area were charge with the largest seizure of cocaine in recent history.
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approximately 238 kilograms of cocaine was seized, bulk of which was found in an industrial warehouse in north philadelphia. >> this seizure represents a very large amount of cocaine, that did not hit the streets of philadelphia. that did not affect our children and our families. and that did not bring over 23 million-dollar in cash back to the drug trafficking organizations. >> at rest are part of the ongoing investigation conducted by the voter enforcement security task force, a collaborative effort between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. now to campaign 2016 news donald trump is looking to shake off a bad week of headlines as he is campaigning in maine while hillary clinton is in nevada ac bs reporter craig boswell has more on the presidential race from the white house. >> reporter: donald trump is trying to shift focus back to hillary clinton. >> you will have four more years of obama if you elect hillary clinton.
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>> boo,. >> four more years. >> reporter: trump alienate sod within his own party for refusing to endorse senator john mccain and house speaker paul ryan all of whom said trump was wrong to attack family of the u.s. army captain killed in combat. >> i don't like doing this. i don't want to do this but i will do this because i feel like i have to in order to defend republicans, and our principals, so that people don't make the mistake of thinking that we think like that. >> reporter: in nevada hillary clinton toured a electric company, and she slammed trump's claims on job creation. >> you run for president, you need to be judged by what you have done. i think that the evidence is pretty clear, everything he has made, he has made somewhere else. >> reporter: with less than 100 days until the election trump is losing ground in key states. in florida, clinton now has a six-point lead over trump, clinton has opened up a an 11-point lead in pennsylvania, trump, trails by five in new hampshire. he had a two-point lead in
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may. >> he had had a good fund raising month but it is not sustainable if he continues to behave and perform like he is. if by labor day his poll numbers substantially down, money for campaign and fund for rnc are drying up you can see real panic set in. >> reporter: now some republicans, like hewlett packard ceo meg whitman are disa vowing trump and supporting clinton. craig boswell for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". i had a chance to speak inclusively with vice-president joe biden about the presidential race. he told me some republicans are questioning their candidate. >> they are perplexed at what seems to be the constant self infliction of wounds that donald trump is inflicting on himself. they don't understand why would he take on a gold star mother and father, why would he be not endorsing the republican leader of the house, paul ryan?
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but how they work their way through that, i just don't know it. >> the vice-president also talked about democratic candidate hillary clinton. you will hear that and much more in my exclusive interview with the vice-president tonight on "eyewitness news" at 11:00. well, it is thursday, that means our vittoria woodill has made her way down the shore. >> today she's in atlantic city which a brand new attraction. hi there, torey. >> you know, could you have pick a better spot. look at these people. they are having a best time ever. that is right, we are live at thursday, torey down the shore we are live a at important the georgia a, they have a brand new pool and everybody is enjoying themselves. they love it. it really is fantastic. is that for me. thank you so much. you are so sweet. >> yes. yes. >> tough gig, you guys. let's give you a bird's eye view of borgata pool, they have over 300 brand new lounge chairs, shays lounges and
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cabanas. they have a 32,000 square foot pool where you can fit 1,000 people in it. it is out of control including beverages, including a beer garden that i will hit up later probably with my pals over here. >> yes. >> now wait a minute, you are from new york is that right. >> new jersey. >> new jersey. >> are you having the best time. >> best time ever. >> what is the best pool or part of your pool experience so far. >> the drinks. >> the drinks, okay. >> well, you know what and the people. >> jasmine and girls do you want to come over here. we have cook up something for you. here's the borgata, you can get frozen melon which is fantastic, lobster roll, shrimp cocktails, truffle fries and water melon style with some drinks. girls, can you you help out my friend over there ukee, while i let them eat something i will be eating something else look a pig roast later in the 6:00 o'clock, are you ready. >> oh, my are you ready.
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that is the question. >> that is just a slushy cherry kind of drink, water ice drink, right. >> that is probably what that is. >> it might be a strawberry dackry but i'm's not sure. >> we will tell later. >> thanks, torey. >> kate joins us with the sun booming out there, it looks good. >> i wish i could tell for myself. >> and lobster roll, we were salivating over that. what a great day to be out by the pool, the beach. >> beautiful. >> outside in general. today one of my favorite days. every day could be like today we would be sitting pretty. we have more on the but we have some problems to talk about as well as we head in the weekend, threat for showers and storms and that could impact your plans, perhaps on saturday. lets get in to it and take you outside to start off. beautiful puffy clouds as we take a live look from the cbs broadcast center out to the intersection of the broad and spring garden street. it looks great this afternoon. no problems. down the shore it is beautiful as well we saw torey in atlantic city, margate looking
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good on our live neighborhood network. waves rolling in. we have blue sky. it is a beautiful day. it has been perfect from start to finish. storm scan three shows no problems, few showers and storms not as much as yesterday, pretty quiet off to the south and west. next system in the coming through until midday saturday. so in the meantime we're enjoying some pretty great summer weather. temperatures right now slight thely below average, another sea breeze day down the shore keeping temps in the upper 70's. you can see 77-degree ocean water does have an impact there. seventy-nine in millville. eighty-two in philadelphia dew point is 59 degrees which is pretty fantastic. right on the border of pleasant and not bad, we will change from humid to not bad because it didn't feel all that humid out there. 60 degrees dew pointness comparison with what we felt in july, really not bad at all. great evening to be outside. the as we time out some storms you can see things will start to change. tomorrow is another nice day in the afternoon we will see a few more clouds to the west in allentown, reading, lancaster, far western suburbs, you may
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see a few more clouds build in the afternoon. mostly we are dry through the day on friday and then saturday start the day with more clouds and hazy, hot, humid with highs back in the lower 90's and then saturday afternoon when a band of thunderstorms will come through along a cold front. what i want to stress with these storms they are not going to be every where. they are scattered but they could impact your saturday afternoon plans. coming up in the next half an hour we will time those out more accurately and tell you when to get outside. overnight tonight mainly clear, quiet. 68 degrees. tomorrow mostly sunny and a bit more humid still a great day. eighty-six. saturday again that day the heat and humidity really ramps up, afternoon thunderstorms as well but sunday we make up for it, sunday is your better of the two weekend days at 86 with sunshine and lower humidity. and we have another nice stretch to tell but next week i will have that with the seven day. >> lower humidity, love it. >> thanks, kate. >> thank you very much. health officials in south florida meantime started attacking from the air to try to wipe out the mosquitoes
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that carry the zika virus. spraying to try to stop the virus began early thursday in the ten square mile area in miami, miami dade county is using an insecticide called nolid, in puerto rico where 5,000 cases have been reported, officials reject using the chemical over health concerns. but the epa insists that the pesticide is safe, florida's governor is also trying to reassure people. >> this is a safe thing. let's think about this, we have one square mile, one square mile north of downtown that we think we might have locally transmitted sick a we are in the seeing new cases. >> they say zika can cause birth defects and earlier this week centers for disease control told pregnant woman that they should avoid miami's wynnewood neighborhood. >> there is no evidence that there are any zika affect mosquitoes in this area but people are advised to avoid bug by the but that is not always so easy. >> we have noticed mosquitoes said to like some people and
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leave others alone? they love me. >> oh, boy. >> health reporter stephanie stahl is here. i get eaten a lot. >> reporter: wait until you hear why. about 20 percent of people are especially delicious like natasha to those mosquitoes and get bitten more often then others. it is all about how you smell to the bugs. that is controlled by some interesting things. like many kelly clark worried about mosquito by the. >> i'm definitely concerned, so i use the products and i'm pretty consistent bit. >> drinking wine could make her more appealing to mosquitoes. >> the theory behind that is that alcohol may raise your body temperature a little bit and make you more attracted to mosquitoes. >> reporter: in addition to people who drink mosquitoes are attracted to pregnant woman, athletes and people with type o blood. >> they should inact more precautions and protections against mosquitoes. >> reporter: with pregnant woman studies show they exhale more carbon dioxide when attracts mosquitoes.
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for athletes it the is acid released by runners and speech who sweat. >> i will not be hanging around a lake that might be swampy. >> reporter: with blood one study found people with type o blood were 83 percent more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes but kelly says she's willing to take the risk of mosquito by the rather than give up her wine. >> i will probably still drink wine. >> reporter: now people least likely to attract mosquitoes are those with type a blood, and experts say no matter your risk people who are outside around mosquitoes should protect themselves with insect repellants that contains the chemical deet, most effective at preventing bug by the. >> for cocktails maybe just don't go outside, have your drinks inside. >> look at you. >> drink mine inside, thanks, stephanie. well, danger from above, there has been a recent rash of lightening strikes in united states, solve them deadly. >> meteorologist lauren casey is in the einstein health care
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network science center with more on what you need to know about light >> struck by lightening a saying synonymous with rarity. but with 12 lightening deaths adding up to 21 so far this year danger of the lightening is very real. just this past weekend a five-year eld boy from delaware county was killed on the outer banks of north carolina while on vacation. now lightening is fascinating, it is mess more icing but it is very hot and this is what makes it so dangerous. at 40,000-degree, lightening is, four, four times hotter then the surface of the sun. anytime you hear thunder, you're at risk. lightening can strike 15 miles away from the parent thunderstorm. from 1950 to april of this past year, 143 people in the delaware val a loan were reported injured by lightening, last month two people were struck in ocean
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county, new jersey. men you need to pay extra mind to the sky statistically 80 percent of lightening strike victims are male. most occur when people are outside having fun relaxing. water-related activities account for largest percentage, a statistic we all need to remember as we head down the shore this summer. and to dispel another myth out there golfers are not the most at risk, a source related lightening deaths from 2006 through 2013, soccer accounted for the most. believe it or not since 1940, lightening has taken more lives then hurricanes. that is why it is so important to remember when thunder roars, go indoors. in the einstein health center i'm meteorologist lauren casey. how about that. still to come, on "eyewitness news" a mission to the moon may not be as far off as you think when a spacecraft could be landing on the lunar surface once again.
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and special stuffed animals are back where they belong the reason the toys are so beloved and why they are ready to be viewed after a year long break. katie? it has been another perfect summer day, we have got more of those on the way but one threat for storms as we head in the weekend, i'll time them out and try to help you plan your outdoor activities this weekend around that threat for thunderstorms coming up when we come back. at longhorn, steak is all you need. its not all you get. longhorn's great american steak dinner for $12.99. perfectly seasoned sirloin with your choice of side.
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tech giant apple has a cheered its goal of equal pay for workers. >> apple released its report on inclusion and diversity. company says workers with similar rolls and performance
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get paid equally. women at apple earn one dollar for every toll air men earn and minorities are the same dollar amount as white employees. the first commercial trip to the moon, could come as early as next year. >> other space companies say that mars is next, the moon express robotic lander is expected to find precious materials like platinum on the lunar surface. their deal with the u.s. government says that the company can keep whatever they find up there, and google promises 20 million-dollar for the first commercial company to cruise a rover on the lunar surface and bring home some video. back where they belong these beloved stuffed animals have returned to new york city after restoration that took more than a year. so what makes them so special? well, each toy serves as inspiration for the classic characters, in winnie the pooh they are back on display at insuring public library where they have been since 1987. >> they were all toys of christopher robinville who
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was, the founder and author and served as the basis for the beloved children's story which first appeared in the mid 190's and several novels, and almost immediately became part of the history with children's literature. >> he first called his bear edward but then later changed it to winnie the pooh. the beloved bear will be 95 august 21st. >> so good. >> yes. do you remember winnie. >> yes. >> i love the theme song. still to come, and, a chocolate chip cookie today. >> that sound good. >> yes, we will talk bit o
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it is kind of of unusual but there is a new site in tampa that has no sound, no water,. >> and, there was a florida stadium with 1.2, million white classic balls. and they the beach as a art piece that is designed to be immerse i have and interactive. >> you think it is just such a great concept, and it expand ones mind and one thought about what artist, we just
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thought, you know, it would be great if tens of thousands of people from all over this community got to come down here and enjoy it. >> that seems like fun. >> the indoor plastic ball beach is free and opened to the public tomorrow. >> no sand, no water, i don't think kate bilo is buying. >> kate wants real sand and water. >> yes, i need tropical sand, water. >> the real deal. >> kind of like what we had down the shore a few weeks ago when it was tropical. i will take jersey shore no matter what color water on a day like today. >> come on, bring it, beautiful. >> it is beautiful outside, beautiful evening. great day tomorrow as well. >> it is friday. >> saturday is not looking all that great so if you can take three day weekend and do friday, sunday down the shore that is your best bet. good news if you do have plans to head down the shore this weekend i don't think saturday is a wash out. most of the day down the shore should be rain free, although it will be very, very, steamy on saturday.
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lets take a look outside right now. what a perfect evening, this is downtown bethlehem in northampton county. you can see flags blowing in the light breeze there. just a great day that breeze makes all of the difference and we have had puffy couple rust clouds, it is hot in the sunshine but when sun goes behind one of the big clouds we will get a nice cool down with the breeze, perfect summer afternoon. great summer morning and great afternoon as well. lets check with our weather watcher they have always got the observations and their photos for us. we have temperatures in the low to mid 80's, temperatures here 81 degrees in perkasie, chuck's house levittown, william at 84. lynn at 82 in cherry hill. phil at 86 in philadelphia. carolyn at her house in philadelphia is at 83. it can vary depending on where you are around the region. newark delaware sandor at 82. that looks like a high in gilbertsville, she might have full sunshine there at 95. clementon david dutch 83 degrees right now. lets look at our photos.
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this was the kind of day we are talking about. big puffy cloud moving by and then when the sun goes behind them we will get nice shade and then sun comes out and it feels pretty hot outside but not too bad. nothing like what we had a few weeks ago. they gave thus beautiful shot from gulf port, great day for golf, i'd say if it looks like that outside i might get out on the golf course. lets look the at what we can expect moving forward, we will look outside on the neighborhood network in reading. whitefield elementary school looking west, and it is 84 degrees, beautiful evening in reading, beautiful evening every where, storm scan three not showing any problems, for us as we zoom in the philadelphia area. we are clear and looking good. our next front is all the way back in portions of the great lakes. the as that front approaches we will feel humidity pick up. dew points are in the upper 50's to near 60. that is comfortable. tomorrow evening, we will see dew points back to the mid to upper 60's, slightly more humid but not a big deal. watch them spike.
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heading in the day saturday dew points surge in the mid 70's. that is in the insufferable rates. even they sat day is not as hot as it was a a few weeks ago we're not talking 95, 96, 97 with dew points like this it will feel oppressive, hazy, hot, humid through first part of the weekend and then saturday evening once storms come through we will see dew points tropical. half and half weekend. tomorrow is a great day. eighty's, mostly sunny. saturday we have front coming through with heat and humidity, scattered afternoon storms but only one day, clears out sunday and back to sunny, nice weather, mid 80's with lower humidity. what ace head? lets plan out your weekend saturday morning if you have plans to be outside you will be okay rain wise but very humid, hazy, and scattered strong storms saturday afternoon. they are not every where but you may dodge them outside. sunday a better day to get outdoors sunny and beautiful temperatures back to the mid 80's. mainly clear, quiet overnight, tomorrow's high 86. saturday is your steam bath and then back to the stretch of gorgeous weather and very
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whenthe state made aers, commitment to us. i knew that i wasn't going to make a fortune. but i would have a secure pension plan when i retired. each and every one of us made that contribution from every paycheck we ever earned. they've been negligent in their responsibility over the years of not funding this pension the way it should have been funded. they have made a promise, they've made a commitment, and they need to stick to it. many kids in the area local foundation made it their mission to pack 30,000 backpacks, with school supplies. >> today thanks to a large
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donation to that foundation kids will have some new gear, to start the school year. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff reports. >> everybody should feel excited about school and it starts with a nice clean backpack. >> it takes about a hundred dollars for average family to supply was a kid needs in the backpack. >> reporter: an investment that can sneak up on the parent, guardian faster than summer break sneaks away from the student. >> we have a list of recommended items from the school district so kids are getting pens, pencils, rulers, glue. >> reporter: et cetera, it all symbols of the fresh start and why this line formed inside of the cradles to crayons organization in west conshohocken a back to school partnership in the sixth year. >> self esteem parties important. we want everybody to be on the evening what will footing. >> reporter: with a $50,000 donation and additional hand all provided by citizens bank. >> we will supply a few hundred here today but we're on, the beginning of the
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journey to 30,000. >> reporter: this packing park i will move to lincoln financial field august 17th, for 1 mass distribution. >> we start at 9:00 o'clock. by 1:00 all 30,000 backpacks are in the hands of the agencies in the region ready to give out to kids. >> reporter: in montgomery county, alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". that is something to cheer about, indeed. >> that is "eyewitness news" at 5:00. now at 6:00 a scare today in center city. >> chaos inside criminal justice center as elevators malfunction. i'm joe holden we will be inside that build where it all went down. we will explain howie vac wayses went a and how those who were hurt are doing. >> they are mad. just wanted it to be cleaned up. >> frustrated homeowners, look for answers after a dangerous discovery in their yard and how chucks of car batteries ended up buried underground and the expensive effort to clean up the mess. kate? it is a pleasant evening here on the sky deck after a
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beautiful thursday, in philadelphia, we really turn things around from the heat and humidity of july, but heat and humidity is creeping back in, i'll tell you when that will return and when storms could return and when sunny stretch, resumes, that is all coming up, "eyewitness news" at 6:00 starts right now. unaudible. >> frightening moments at the criminal justice center when a freak elevator accident sent two people to the hospital. now we are looking into the safety record, of the building, elevator. good evening i'm ukee washington. i'm natasha a brown, one of the workers a sheriff's deputy was critically injured. >> joe holden is at hahnemann university hospital where that deputy is being treated, joe.
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the elevator, and and, raining down elevator shaft that was sheared with another car, and landed on that other car, and record worker was in that car. the good news she has left the hospital but as far as the sergeant preliminary indications are he is in surgery but he will have a long road ahead for recovery. sergeant paulaens of the philadelphia sheriff's department is wheeled out, after a freak accident in an elevator at the criminal justice center. >> we're ordering the building to be shut down until there is a professional investigation and dealing with the elevators. >> reporter: elevators owens was riding in is for record staff, 10:25 it is said car 11th 11th floor and sped up crashing through the shaft ceiling. that caused debris to rain down on another elevator. >> debris from that failure, fell


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